Melee accuracy affects a soldier's ability to hit their target with a close combat, or melee, attack.
New recruits will always begin with a value between 20 and 40.
An X-COM soldier's Melee Accuracy is capped at 120.
Melee Accuracy will only increase by the use of the Stun Rod.
Because Aliens have no Stun Rod equivalent, the only species to utilise Melee Accuracy are the Silacoid, Chryssalid, Reaper, and Zombie, each of which have an accuracy of 80%. The Melee attack's damage is equal to the unit's strength.
- +15% when kneeling.
- -20% when holding a two-handed weapon with one hand.
- -10% per wound to the head or hitting arm.
- -25% x (max health-current health)/max health)